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The Pay Gap Graphic That Shocked The Heck Out Of Me

One day in April each year is recognized as the symbolic day that women finally catch up to the pay that men earned in last year. See anything wrong with that picture?

The Pay Gap Graphic That Shocked The Heck Out Of Me
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Just to head off some comments like, "Since women have to take time off to take care of kids and therefore are not as career-focused as men, of course they will make less, blah blah blah," I will answer in advance with this: Tellya what, I'd prefer to live in a society that truly values children and rewards those who take the time to nurture them by allowing mothers and fathers to take paid time off as needed and not penalizing them for doing so. You?

A young boy tried to grab the Pope's skull cap

A boy of about 10-years-old with a mental disability stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly general audience on Wednesday at the Vatican auditorium. In front of an audience of thousands the boy walked past security and onto the stage while priests delivered prayers and introductory speeches.

The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair.

The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap.

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